Here I sit waiting for my oncologist. Six years have passed and the waiting is still the hardest part. This is the first post I have ever done from the oncologist’s office.
I hear the footsteps to and fro outside the exam room, waiting. It’s hard. Everything leading up to this is hard.
Breast cancer made me face my own mortality six years ago. I did not appreciate that. But I do appreciate the good that has come out of my life on this second chapter.
I have lost other friends to other cancers as well as breast cancer since I began this journey. I have friends who live with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer– they are my heroes.
I would never wish cancer treatment on anyone…ever.
I still say breast cancer in a sense freed me. Post breast cancer I have the life I always wanted, and the one thing about truly being a survivor is you will fight to keep your life.
I have been blessed, and yes it sometimes is a bumpy road and a lot of waiting is involved. Patience is still not my finest quality, but six years post breast cancer I am a hell of a lot more humble as breast cancer has a habit of stripping away a lot of the minutiae in life that is really not so important.
My oncologist just came in. And then a nurse called him away. I don’t mind. There is another patient with a more immediate need. That is the nature of this bitch of a disease. Back later.
Ok so I just came out. My sweet man tells me a young cancer patient went into convulsions in the waiting room and had to be rushed to the hospital. But for the grace of God go all of us.
So it’s official. I made it six more months to officially six years with NED as my friend.
No Evidence of Disease.
Dear God, I am so grateful.